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Xi'an at a glance


At various points in history, Xi'an served as the capital of the Chinese Empire. One of the most important cities in ancient Chinese history, Xi'an is among its oldest settlements, dating back than three thousand years. Furthermore, as the terminus for the eastern end of the Silk Road, the city has played an important role in the continent's commercial life for centuries.  

With intriguing buildings that reflect its rich history, Xi’an is also surrounded by notable sites. For instance, the ruin of the so-called "Lantian Man", about a million years old, is only 50 kilometers outside of Xi’an. As well, artifacts and structures such as the "Terracotta Army" sculptures, discovered in the tomb of the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang, along with the famous fortifications and walls, and the Great Mosque, a magnificent example of Chinese and Islamic architecture, attest to Xi'an's status as a city noteworthy in human history.

Xi'an also has one of the most vibrant entertainment scenes in the country, including dance performances, a lively dining culture, night markets and various carnivals and festivals. In numerous locations around the city, you can see the colorful illumination that give the city its distinct charm, such as the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, and Tang Heaven. If you're in the old quarter, calligraphers can print your name or phrase on silk with Chinese pintographs. To learn about Chinese culinary traditions, simply enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.

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About Xi'an Xianyang International Airport

Located 50 kilometers from the Xi'an city center, Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is one of China's busiest. The city center is accessible from the airport via public transportation and a variety of transfer services. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport welcomes millions of international visitors and serves as a hub for numerous domestic flights throughout the country.

Xi'an is known for:


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Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Xianyang (22 km)
Tongchuang (91 km)
Baoji (144 km)
CURRENCY
China Yuan (CNY)

COUNTRY CODE
+86

ELECTRIC POWER
G, D

TIME ZONE
GMT +8

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
N/A

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
N/A

Average Temperature

January
-2 °C
February
4 °C
March
13 °C
April
16 °C
May
20.5 °C
June
25.5 °C
July
28 °C
August
28.5 °C
September
20.5 °C
October
20 °C
November
12.5 °C
December
5 °C

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport transportation information

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Xi'an Xianyang International Airport is 50 kilometers northwest of the city center. Buses departing from the airport take approximately one hour to reach the city center. Passengers traveling from the city center to the airport are advised to take the shuttle bus at least two and a half hours before their flight time. The intercity railroad also connects the airport to Xi'an North Railway Station. After this 30-minute train ride, you can take the subway into the city center.

Average time from airport: 30 minute

Distance from airport: 50 km

TAXI:

Whatever the time, there are plenty of taxis outside Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, and directions to the cab stands posted in the airport. If there is no traffic, it’s about a 30–40-minute drive into the city center.

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